Best Answer

Since small animals have a larger surface area relative to their volume, they tend to lose body heat very fast when it is cold outside; then they have to expend much energy to generate body heat through metabolism. This is the main reason why very small animals are rarely found in polar regions.

User Avatar

Wiki User

2012-04-21 05:36:55
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

to learn

Where are in the animal nutrition in M P

See all cards
238 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why are small animals rarely found in polar regions?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What animals can be found in the polar ice regions?

In the Arctic: polar bears, walruses, and seals.

What animals are found in cold cold regions?

There are many animals found in the cold regions. Some of these animals include seals, penguins, sea lions, walrus, polar bears an many more.

Why are fur bearing animals mostly found in cold polar regions?

as the polar regions are very cold , the fur bearing animals like polar bear, squirrel, snow fox, polar wolves, reindeer etc are found the thick wool present on the body of these animals protect them from severe cold.

What are some animals from polar regions?

polar bears

What are the names and features of animals found in polar regions and oceans?

The names of animals found in polar regions and oceans include the penguin, the leopard seal, and the humpback whale. These animals have features to protect them from cold weather including insulated feathering (penguin) and multiple layers of fat.

Why are reptiles rarely found in the polar regions?

Because they are cold-blooded. Most reptile species need the sun to keep them warm, and temperatures in the Polar regions are very cold and dry. Hope this helped, Umi.

Animals living in the polar regions?

Penguins, polar bears

Animals found in frigid zone?

Several types of animals that make their homes in frigid polar regions of the world. Among them are polar bears, arctic seals, and penguins.

Could you show me the images of animals that live in the polar region?

Depends which polar region you are interested in. Different types of animals live in the two polar regions. Polar bears, e.g., live only in the northern polar regions, whilst penguins live only in the southern polar regions. Some animals, e.g. seals, live in both regions.

What climate regions are found in Antarctica?

Polar climate regions.

Which animals are found in Arctic regions?

some animals are ring seals, polar bears, harp seals, leopard seal and some others.

What animals live at the polar regions?

there are many different types of animals that live at the Polar Regions, but the main animals that live there are Polar bears and Penguins. A very helpful website is:

People also asked